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Kern County Board of Supervisors consider move to help businesses with PPE

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 12:42:42-04

BAKERSFIELD CALIF. — With businesses across the state starting to reopen in the face of the pandemic, there are some regulations they need to adhere to in some instances. Such as wearing face masks or any other kind of personal protective equipment.

Next week, the Kern County Board of supervisors will consider a move to help those businesses with PPE.

During Tuesday's meeting, supervisors are expected to discuss a program that would provide small businesses around Kern County with PPE to help meet COVID-19 guidelines.

The program would come at a cost of $5 million, part of which would come from federal coronavirus relief funds. Tuesday's meeting, supervisors will also discuss an agreement with the community action partnership of Kern or CAPk on a program to deliver food to vulnerable members of the community.

The cost for the program would be $2 million and would also come from the federal coronavirus relief fund.

Supervisors will discuss both programs during their meeting Tuesday morning which starts at 9.